Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday (28)

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

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Books I wish I read as a Kid

1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling- Technically I've read a portion of the Harry Potter books (one through part of three) when I was in second or third grade. Then I begged my mom to tell me how the book ended, she did, and I never finished reading. Little me did not cope well with spoilers. I've always regretted not finishing the series then because it's harder for me to get into them now.

2. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner- These books weren't really for my generation, but I've heard a lot of people talking about how much they loved the Boxcar children when they were younger. I feel like I could have liked them.

3. The Nancy Drew Books by Various Authors- Again, these books were not necessarily tailored to my generation. However she was an awesome girl detective. Plus, many authors talk about how Nancy influenced them and I feel like I owe it to the old girl to have at least tried to read her.

4. Animorphs- K. A. Applegate- My sister was so freaking obsessed with these novels, it wasn't even funny. I used to want to read them simply because she did, and because I thought it was totally awesome they could become animals.

5. The Secret World of Alex Mack series by Various Authors- Okay, so a girl who can morph into a gigantic radioactive puddle of goo does not have the coolest superpower. She did also have telekinesis and could make bolts of lightning appear from her fingers and her skin glowed when she was nervous, which kind of balanced it out. I think in my middle school and elementary days, this would have been the perfect series to make me feel less, well freakish.

4. Sweet Valley Twins series by Various Authors- I wanted to read these books so badly, mainly because they were like my parent's version of the Olsen Twins. That dream was quickly and forever dashed when I realized exactly how freaking many of those books exist.

5. Anything by Shel Silversten- My sister used to have A Light in the Attic, it was her prized possession. When I was extremely little and not knowing the value of said book, I colored in it and possibly ripped out some pages. (I don't remember a single bit of this.) Of course, my sister was horrified, never wanted to acknowledge my presence again and primly kept her book out of reach from my hands. Therefore, I never got to read it or anything by him.

6.  Inkheart series by Cornelia Funke- I read the first book when I was in high school. This was before the movie came out, but after my friends had read it in middle school and been in love with it for ages. I wish I had read it back when it was beginning to become popular. It was kind of hard for me to like it and everyone kept saying how much I would love it, but that never happened.

7. Oh the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss- I was a big Dr. Seuss fan as a kid, one of my favorite books of his being, Did I Ever Tell you How Lucky You Are? (I can still recite phrases from this book with a fierce tongue twister speed.) I never read this particular book however and feel like I should have because of all the other kids that did.

8. Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park- Oh boy, I read one Junie B. when I was little and loved it, then inexplicably never picked up another one again.

9. Sister's Grimm Series by Michael Buckley- A girl's version of the brother's Grimm? Really? Where was I when this series came out?

10. The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan- I have always been obsessed (like crazy obsessed) with mythology, so I have to wonder, why on earth I never read these.

Honorable Mentions:
The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
The Unicorns of Balinor series by Mary Stanton
Tamora Pierce's books
A Series of Unfortunate Events Series by Lemony Snicket
Fearless Series by Francine Pascal
Replica Series by Marilyn Kaye

Happy Reading,

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